Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rite of Passage!

Yesterday Angie lost her first tooth, she has been waiting for one to get loose. She has been talking about the other girls in class that lost theirs, and that seemed exciting to her. Once it got loose, she wasn’t quite as excited to touch or wiggle it… but it did come out last night ,I think with some help from her MOM! Smile

Each one of my kids reacted differently to having to lose a tooth, some were excited and would wiggle and wiggle it till it came out. Others were very hesitant and it would nearly go back and forth when they spoke, but still they wouldn’t touch it. Then one of the kids ( we won’t mention who ) nearly jerked his out as fast as he could, because he needed more money he said! Smile 

So Angie went through another RITE OF PASSAGE yesterday, loosing a tooth. Hard to watch her grow so fast, before long Jenny will be losing hers and Hezekiah’s first teeth will be coming in! And then Jeff and I will start losing our …..well, no reason to jump ahead that fast.Sad smile

I have to stop and remember to enjoy these magical moments of childhood with my grandkids, how grateful I am for that!

I hope  that we will never forget to help each child have a magical childhood!

Good night dear friends.

angie's tooth

Last time I put a tooth under my pillow for the Tooth Fairy, she came and took my tooth and left me a dollar. I wanted to see her, but somehow I fell asleep.

Now, I've lost another tooth. THIS time I am going to see that Tooth Fairy. I am putting my tooth under my pillow and I will stay awake. I will stay awake all night if I have to. I will just lie here and wait.

Oh, oh. I hear whispering wings. I see a sparkle of light. The Tooth Fairy! “Hello, Tooth Fairy.”

“I thought you would be asleep,” she said in a small voice that sounded like tiny bells.

“I want to thank you for the dollar you left me last time. I stayed awake because I wanted to see you. No one ever sees the Tooth Fairy.”

The Tooth Fairy smiled and said, “Many children just like you do see me, they just don't remember.”

“Why don't they remember?” I wanted to know.

“Because Tooth Fairies make and carry magical Fairy Dust. Just before we leave, we sprinkle it over the children’s eyes so they forget.”

“Fairy Dust does that? What else can it do?”

“It gives happy dreams too.”

“What else?”

“Since it is magical, it does many good things. Fairies of all kinds use Fairy Dust to work their magic.”

“What is Fairy Dust?” I wanted to know.

Again she smiled. “We go all over the world and collect baby teeth that are left under pillows and leave something in return. Then we take these teeth back to Fairyland, and make them into Fairy Dust.”

“But, teeth aren't magic,” I said.

She landed on my chest and looked me in the eye. “Yes, they are. We get it from all the good and happy children of the world. Every time you smile, you store a little magic in your teeth. The more you smile, the more magic is in your teeth. It’s smiles that make Fairy Dust magical.”

The Tooth Fairy flew up into the air. “Thank you for your tooth,” she said. “It is a very happy tooth and will make wonderful Fairy Dust. Happy dreams.” She sprinkled something shiny over my face and I fell asleep.

But guess what? When I woke up this morning, I remembered!


There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.  ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. "  ~ John F. Kennedy


Jean(ie) said...

Look at that cute little (toothless) smile!

Lynn said...

I know I just love it!